maverick [mav′ər ik, mav′rik ]
[after S. Maverick (1803-70), Texas rancher who did not brand his cattle]
1. an unbranded animal, esp. a strayed calf
2. Informal a person who takes an independent stand, as in politics, from that of a party or group

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